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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 2 December 2011

Date posted: 06/12/2011

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Art, Design, Media Creative Learning and Teaching day, Ravensbourne

Thank you to all the presenters, delegates and staff at Ravensbourne for an interesting and enjoyable day last Tuesday, 29 November. The presentations and recordings made during the day will be put online soon and more information will be sent out in a forthcoming bulletin.



Inclusive Practices, Inclusive Pedagogies

A new book jointly commissioned by the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD), United Kingdom Arts & Design Institutions Association (UKADIA), Arts Council England and the Art Design Media Subject Centre is now available.
Authored and edited by Dr Dipti Bhagat and Dr Peter O’Neil, the book draws on research into widening participation practices in higher education art & design and includes extracts from a range of work by practitioners and researchers.

The publication is now available to download from the ukadia website:


SEDA Special 30
Developing Reflective Practice with Early Career Academics

Louisa Sheward & Marian Renshaw (Eds)
This Special is one of a small number of publications on developing reflective practice that features the voices of early-career academics. Actual accounts of critical incidents, their analysis and potential resolutions, form the core of the Special. From these accounts, the main concerns of new lecturers, as they begin teaching in higher education, are foregrounded.



Inter-disciplinary sustainability education: Insights, momentum and futures
Higher Education Academy, York
14 December 2011

This event will share findings from eight inter-disciplinary ESD projects funded in 2010 by the HE Academy.


Symposium: The Incredible Lightness of Being: Jiří Pelcl – Czech Design
University of Brighton Gallery, Faculty of Arts, Grand Parade
20 January 2012
(followed by ‘Czech Dream’ Film Screening 6pm-7.30pm)

A major British premiere of the work of Jiří Pelcl, leading Czech international designer. The Brighton exhibition provides an opportunity to study Jiří Pelcl’s work at first hand as well as the platform for a one-day symposium. The exhibition runs from 7 January – 20 February 2012.


Developing Skills for Graduates and Citizens of the future
The Second Employability, Enterprise, and Citizenship in Higher Education Conference
27 March 2012

This conference aims to gather academics from a range of disciplines to evaluate current practice and research in the areas of Employability, Enterprise and Citizenship in Higher Education.



Design Futures : Laboratories and design foundations
anti-po-des design research journal volume 2

Deadline for submissions: 30 December 2011

This issue of antipodes seeks submissions on either the foundations or futures of design.


GLAD Conference 2012: It started with a KIS!
Kingston University
25 April 2012

Deadline for papers: 13 January 2012

The key aim of this conference is to explore how the forthcoming requirement for HEIs to publish details about contact hours, student satisfaction and employability will affect lecturers and students in Art and Design Higher Education. Proposals to offer workshops on any of the themes below:

National Student Survey

  • Sharing teaching and learning projects that have led to improved NSS results.
  • Improving engagement with the Students' Union
  • Projects to improve the assessment experience for students
  • Strategies to improve feedback  


  • Sharing of best practice in relation to preparing students for employment
  • Work related learning initiatives

 Contact hours

  • Projects that explore ways to enhance the timetabled offer to students

Each workshop will be 45 minutes duration, to consist of 20 minutes input and 25 minute discussion. Workshop proposals should be a maximum of 250 words.

For more information or to submit proposals, please contact Professor Susan Orr at


2012 International Conference for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
19 – 22 June 2012
Deadline for papers: 19 January 2012
The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) invites proposals for presentations at its 32nd Annual International Conference - “Learning without boundaries? Apprentissage sans limites?”


Assimilate: Assessing students at Masters level
Leeds Metropolitan University
6 September 2012

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2012

Assimilate is a three-year National Teaching Fellowship funded project investigating innovative assessment at Masters level. They have been exploring practice in the UK and internationally over the last two years  and the 2012 conference will include presentations by the Assimilate team. They also want to showcase work from beyond their project on Masters level learning and assessment.


EUPOP 2012 - Inaugural Conference of the European Popular Culture Association
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London
11-13 July 2012

Deadline for papers: 18 February 2012

Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for the inaugural conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA). EUPOP 2012 will explore European popular culture in all its different forms.


Employer Engagement in a Digital Age
Academic Practice and Technology Conference
University of Greenwich
4 July 2012
Deadline for proposals: 2 April 2012

Academic Practice and Technology (APT) the tenth annual e-learning conference at the University of Greenwich, brings together practitioners, researchers, students and managers who have engaged employers and industry through the design, development or delivery of technology based or led higher education, work based learning, leaner employability or e-work programmes.


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